Evening worship. At All Saints Church 6.00pm
On the first Sunday of each month "Tea-Time" at theVillage Hall is now from 4.30-6pm all the year round.
Bible Studies take place on Wednesdays at 7.30pm except that on the1st Wednesday of the month there is now a United Bible Study at the Village Hall.
Our Minister is the Rev. Craig Manley of Castle Cary (Tel. 01963 351598),
and our Church Steward is Liz Chapman 01935 850838
you to come and meet us - you are assured of a warm and friendly welcome!
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We are happy with a variety of worship styles. Now that we are sharing All Saints Church we will no longer have Hymns and Psalms available.
We have Mission Praise Combined and can also use Anglican Hymns Old and New. We have a Church Copyright Licence (No. 828487)
and print out words with advance notice.
We have NIV Bibles for congregational use, and a Bible reading rota.
We can provide a screen,
laptop and digital projector, flip-chart and whiteboard, if requested in advance.
Methodism in West Camel goes back to the 18th century. In 1908 the chapel in the village become too small for the congregation, and new chapel was built beside what was then a narrow country lane (see picture below). This has now become the busy A303 London to Exeter trunk road. Over the years extensive alterations were undertaken, including the addition of a new kitchen and toilets, reversing the interior layout of the chapel, constructing a new entrance, replacing the pews with comfortable chairs.
Over the years, the huge increase in the volume of traffic on this major trunk road posed a growing danger to people attending the services. Following discussions with the Rector and members of All Saints Church, with whom West Camel Methodists already have a close working relationship, a decision was taken to enter into a Building Sharing Agreement, and to discontinue using the chapel on the A303. On Sunday 3rd July there was a final thanksgiving service, when the chapel was filled to overflowing with friends from a wide area.
Methodist Sunday evening services will continue in the new venue of All Saints Church, with some united events also planned.
The membership of the church is quite small, but it is a lively and friendly church, and visitors are assured of a warm welcome.
on the A303
Methodists meet in
All Saints Church
Chairs from West Camel Chapel now in use, in the front three rows, at the Parish Church where both congregations now worship